Welcome to the Community Garden. A new weekly Wire segment where Oscar Perress watches and reports back on local progressive community and group projects growing in the beautiful garden that is Tāmaki Makaurau. The projects we will try and focus covering are those creatively finding solutions to the problems that they find in our society, especially via the means of bringing people together. The segment will include an interview with one specific group a week, plus a brief guide to the top selection of community events and discussions happening in that upcoming week.
Come and enjoy the community garden, and remember, you don't have to be a communist to love your community.
We had the privilege of talking to Courtney Sina Meredith about the First Fridays event series and the amazing conversations that come from it. We discuss storytelling, community and the wonderful line ups of the event itself. Tune in to find out more!
The Community Garden has migrated from Thursdays and this week we were joined by Tim from The Warren up on Cross St in Central Auckland to chat about workshops, isolation and sustainability of skills and resources.
In the final installment for the year, Oscar has a massive conversation with Paris and Michael from Social Ritual, about how we use space and navigate the concept of community. This is the extended cut (Oh, and it doesn't include the 20 minutes of chatting off air!)